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How to login to the server via SSH?

Posted on: August 13, 2014

This Blog will teach you about how to login to your VPS and cPanel account via SSH.

If you are connecting from a windows machine you need to download and install putty software as a prerequisite(http://goo.gl/xVl9). But for the Linux users you can connect directly from their terminal, just do a (ctrl+alt+t).

Now lets get the ball rolling!

Steps:

1. Open the putty application/terminal.
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2. Enter the Hostname/IP address of the server( You can get these information from the welcome email)

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Linux users can run the command “ssh root@serveripaddress/hostname” from the terminal.

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Please note that the default SSH port is 22, if it is changed add -p(portnumber)
Example: ssh root@192.168.1.107 -p1891

3. Once you hit open you will be prompted with a window to accept the certificate. Hit accept and save.

4. Now a blackscreen will appear asking the username and password. Enter the username and password mentioned in the welcome email email.

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5. You should be logged in now.

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For accessing the cPanel account via ssh first you need to enable shell access for that particular account from WHM (WHM  >> List accounts  >> Modify Account  >> Enable Shell Access).  The steps are same as the above but the username and password to fill up will be that of the cPanel account.

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If you encounter any issues, feel free to submit a ticket with our support department.

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